Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 6 Vermont

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff 6) University of Vermont2009-10 record: 17-15-7 (9-11-7 HE)Finish in HE: 8th (lost in tournament semifinals)Key returners: Sr. F Jack Downing (9-12-21), So. F Sebastian Stalberg (6-13-19), Sr. F Wahsontiio Stacey (9-9-18), Sr. D Kyle Medvec (5-10-15), Jr. D Drew MacKenzie (4-10-14), Jr. G Rob Madore (2.66, .908)Key losses: F Brayden Irwin … Read more Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 6 Vermont

Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 7 Northeastern

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff 7) Northeastern University2009-10 record: 16-16-2 (11-14-2 HE)Finish in HE: 9th (missed tournament)Key returners: Sr. F Wade MacLeod (14-16-30), Sr. F Tyler McNeely (12-16-28), So. F Steve Quailer (10-15-25 in ’08-09), So. F Garrett Vermeersch (5-18-23), So. G Chris Rawlings (2.83, .913)Key losses: F Kyle Kraemer (17-11-28), D Jake Newton (9-13-22), D … Read more Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 7 Northeastern

Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 8 Providence

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff 8) Providence College2009-10 record: 10-20-4 (5-18-4 HE)Finish in HE: 10th (missed tournament)Key returners: Sr. F Kyle MacKinnon (12-13-25), Jr. F Matt Bergland (12-11-23), Jr. D Daniel New (4-9-13), So. D Alex Velischek (1-11-12), Jr. G Alex Beaudry (2.87, .916)Key losses: D Mark Fayne (5-17-22)Notable freshmen: F Damian Cross, D Steven Shamanski, … Read more Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 8 Providence

Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 9 Massachusetts-Lowell

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff 9) University of Massachusetts-Lowell2009-10 record: 19-16-4 (12-11-4 HE)Finish in HE: T-3rd (lost in tournament quarterfinals)Key returners: Sr. F Scott Campbell (16-18-34), Jr. F David Vallorani (9-18-27), Sr. D Maury Edwards (4-11-15), Sr. D Ryan Blair (0-11-11)Key losses: F Kory Falite (18-16-34), F Chris Auger (9-14-23), F Ben Holmstrom (9-14-23), D Nick … Read more Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 9 Massachusetts-Lowell

Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 10 Massachusetts

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff For the next two weeks, I’ll be running through my preseason power rankings one team at a time. I’ll post one team a day every weekday, culminating with the No. 1 team being revealed on Sept. 28 — one day before the coaches poll is released. We start today with No. … Read more Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings: No. 10 Massachusetts

Parker to receive Lester Patrick Trophy alongside York

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff By the end of October, Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker will have at least one more trophy to add to his ever-growing collection. On Thursday, the 37-year Terrier bench boss was named one of four recipients of the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to ice hockey in the … Read more Parker to receive Lester Patrick Trophy alongside York